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Modern Japanese Literature: From 1868 to the Present Day

by Donald Keene (Editor)

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Translated selections from literary writings of the last 80 years reflects strongly the social, political and cultural Japanese background.

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Long a standard collection, though now rather limited by ending the works included about 40 years ago. I have used it in a Japanese literrature in translation class and one of my students complained the stories were (almost) always sad. Some are unbearably so (e.g. "Old Gen") but of course some odf this period (e.g. WWII) was very sad for Japan. ( )
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Brock, Sam HoustonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brower, Robert H.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Henderson, Harold G.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hibbett, HowardTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hughes, GlennTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ishimoto, Baroness ShidzueTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Iwasaki, Yozan T.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kuhlman, RoyCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Morris, IvanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nenjiro InagakiIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Contents: The Beefeater / Kanagaki Robun -- The Western peep show / Hattori Bushō -- The Thieves / Kawatake Mokuami -- Modern Poetry in Chinese -- The Essence of the Novel / Tsubouchi Shōyō -- The Drifting Cloud / Futabatei Shimei -- Growing Up / Higuchi Ichiyō -- Old Gen / Kunikida Doppo -- Modern Haiku : I -- Botchan / Natsume Sōseki -- The Broken Commandment / Shimazaki Tōson -- One soldier / Tayama Katai -- The River Sumida / Nagai Kafū -- Modern poetry : I -- Modern Waka -- The Roamji Diary / Ishikawa Takuboku -- The Wild Goose / Mori Ōgai -- A Tale of Three Who Were Blind / Izumi Kyōka -- Sanctuary / Naka Kansuke -- Han's Crime / Shiga Naoya -- At Kinosaki / Shigo Naoya -- The Madman on the Roof / Kikuchi Kan -- The Tiger / Kume Masao -- Kesa and Moritō / Akutagawa Ryūnosuke -- Hell Screen / Akutagawa Ryūnosuke -- The Cannery Boat / Kobayashi Takiji -- Time / Yokomitsu Riichi -- Earth and Soldiers / Hino Ashihei -- The Mole / Kawabata Yasunari -- Modern Poetry : II -- Modern haiku : II -- The Firefly Hunt / Tanizaki Junichirō -- The Mother of Captain Shigemoto / Tanizaki Junichirō -- Villon's Wife / Dazai Osamu -- Tokyo / Hayashi Fumiko -- Omi / Mishima Yukio.
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